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Fire to trade Oduro for Duka, rights to Rogers

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Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro, right, celebrates with forward Sherjill McDonald (7) after scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Chicago Fire, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Bridgeview, Ill. The Union won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Philadelphia Union defender Chris Albright, top, and Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro (8) head the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Bridgeview, Ill. The Union won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Like the best trades, the deal the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew will announce Monday works for both teams. The Fire will ship speedy forward Dominic Oduro to Ohio in exchange for 23-year-old Dilly Duka, a promising midfielder without much of a pro resume yet. But one of the hidden features of the deal, sources said, is that the Fire also acquires the MLS rights to midfielder Robbie Rogers, 25, should he decide to return from Europe.
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    • Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro, right, celebrates with forward Sherjill McDonald (7) after scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Chicago Fire, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Bridgeview, Ill. The Union won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
    • Philadelphia Union defender Chris Albright, top, and Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro (8) head the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Bridgeview, Ill. The Union won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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